From the Antarctic to Cape Horn via the Drake Passage

Time to leave the peninsula and head north again. We headed for the Drake Passage after leaving vast areas of tabular icebergs behind towards Cape Horn, the seas being a lot calmer than the first time with only a 2 to 3 meter swell mostly. We did see one more berg in the distance in the straight on the following day. After 2 nights and a day in the Drake Cape Horn was spotted in the distance on calm seas unlike what a lot of ships have experienced here. We arrived to the West of Cape Horn, then rounded the Horn travelling eastwards towards the Beagle Channel and tonight’s final port, Ushuaia, having travelled through 3 Oceans in one day. The Southern, the Pacific and the Atlantic. Often being accompanied by Albatrosses and the occasional Petrel.

Now to get ready to disembark after a farewell dinner. Next stop Buenos Aires tomorrow. That could be a contrast.

Regards

Walter

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Apart from being a photographer I ride horses compete in Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing or Horse Trials. I also own and run an Equestrian property to the East of Melbourne, Australia. In my spare time I run a a Bed and Breakfast and a couple of websites http://www.horseoz.com/ and http://www.carinyapark.com/

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